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CvThe following report of the proceedings at
the State anniversary, is from the pen of the Edi
tor of the Telegraph We give pkt(Ce to it in pref
erence to the official report, because its arrange-,
ment is more convenient, and, withal, a little more
in detail.
Fifth Alumni Sleeting of the Vermont Anti
Slavery Society
Notwithstanding the severity af the travelling,
for the want of snow, the attendance, I believe,
was thought to be fuller than at cither of our pre
vious anniversaries. The representation was not
so general, throughout the state; but dinerent
portions were more fully represented, and the at
tendance from the immediate vicinity of the meet'
ing was greater. It was a good time a profitable
season. There was great unanimity of feeling
and sentiment. A great amount of business was
done. The session continued from Wednesday
morning t Thursday night, besides a preliminary
discourse on Tuesday evening. The interest was
kept up to the last; and another half day or more
might have been occupied advantageously" to the
cause. The sneakers from abroad were Orange
Scott, of Lowell, Mass., and Oliver Johnson, of
Boston. At home, J. P. Miller, C. L. Knapp,
E. D. Barber, Benjamin Shaw, and numerous
others. It was emphatically a Vermont affair
nnd none the less entertaining on that account
the two speakers from abroad being true sons of
the Green Mountain btate.
My sketches of the proceedings, it will be seen,
are only a skeleton. A report of many of the
speeches would have been very valuable to pre
serve on paper. They would not have suffered
in comparison with many that are preserved and
hjghly valued. But it was impossible for me to
do any justice in reporting, if I had undertaken it
especially in connection with taking a journal
of the proceedings, and all the other business
which fell upon my hands. .
Below is an outline of what was done :
Tuesday Evening, Feb. 19.
Address, in the Methodist meeting-house.by O.
Scott. Good attendance and attention. An effi
cient effort setting forth the sin of slavery, the
connection of the North with it, and the duties of
the North, growing out of the relation. Adjourn
ed, to meet at the Baptist meetinghouse, at 9 o'
clock to-morrow morning.
Wednesday Morning, 9 o'clock.
Met in the Baptist house. Meeting called to
order by John Conant, a Vice President of the So
ciety. Frayer by J. F. Goodhue
On motion, Resolved, To invite Orange Scott,
of Lowell, Mass., and Oliver Johnson, of Boston,
and others trom abroad, to take seats with us and
participate- in our deliberations. J
Voted, That all members of Anti-Slavery So
cieties present, oe invited to seats and participation
with us.
Appointed Calvin Sqier af New Haven,
Foot and J. M. Slade of Middlebury, a Commit
tee to obtain a roll ot the members oi the meeting,
Appointed for a Business Committee, C. L.
Knapp,- O. Scott, E. D. Barber, J. P. Miller, and
J. r. Goodhue.
Committee for Nomination : O. S. Murray, Ben
jamin Shaw, Lawrence Brainerd, Dea. Grant, and
Ira Allen.
Adjourned to the Cogregational house for pub
lic exercises.
Eleven o'clock.
Met in the Congregational Meetinghouse. Pray
er by Benjamin Shaw.
The Business Committee reported the following
resolution, which after encourageing reports were
heard from various parts of the State, and a state
ment of interesting facts, showing the progress of
light and truth on this subject at the South was
adopted :
Resolved, That the progress of the Anti-Slavery
cause, the past year, at the North and the South,
furnishes cause for thankfulness toGod.andshould
stimulate the friends of the slave to unremitted la
2 o'clock, P. M.
Met according to adjournment. Prayer by O.
Scott. '
Heard the Fifth Annual Report of the Execu
tive Committee, from b. D. Barber, Correspond
ing Secretary. It was written with characteristic
force and intelligence. After exhibiting the doings
of the Society, during the year, it went into a
thorough siftinff of the gag-proceedings of Con
gress. It also took a survey of the working of
immediate emancipation in the critish West In
dies, showing its triumphant success.
The following resolution was then introduced
by the Business Committee, and after being ably
supported by J. P. Miller, B. Shaw, 0. Scott, 0.
Johnson, and J. Battey, was unanimously adop
ted :
Resolved, That northern churches and profess
ing christians, by holding religious fellowship
with slaveholders ; by admitting them into their
pulpits, and to the communiontable; and by a
pologizing for their unfortunate relation, do more
to strengthen the bonds of slavery, and to arrest
the current of public opinion against it, than all
its sophistical casuists and chivalrous defend
ers of the South.
On motion :
Resolved, That we have learned with deep re
gret, the manner in which the resolutions of this
State, on the subject of slavery, the slave trade
and the right of petition, were treated by our Sen
ators in Congress, on their presentation of them
to that body ; and that we regard their conduct on
that occasion with unqualified disapprobation, as
a betrayal of the high trust reposed in them, and
M a cowering down to the ' dark spirit of slavery,'
wholly unworthy of the representatives of Ver
nlonters. . The foregoing resolution was sustained by J. P.
Miller and E. D. Barber, and carried with accla
mation. On motion s
Resolved, That we view with approbation the
decided and manly course of Messrs. Everett and
Slade, on presenting the Vermont resolutions in
the House af Representatives of the United States.
6 o'clock, P. M.
Met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by W.
G. Johnson.
On motion :
Resolved, That slaveholding, under all possible
circumstances, js sm, and ought to be immediately
repented of & abandoned ; and hence every philan
thropist and christian in short, every moral agent
is under the most solemn obligation to use all
means sanctioned by law, humanity and religion,
to eflect the immediate aboluon pf this sinful re
On motion ;
Resolved, That we have no fellowship with
that opposition to slavery, which only manifests
ltselt by opposing abolition. Adjourned.
Thursday'Moming, 9 o'clock..
Prayer by M. Richardson..
Heard the report of the Nominating Commit
tee, and the following officers were appointed for
the ensuing year:
For President,
For Vice Presidents,
, Aaron McKee, Bennington County .
Charles Phelps, Windham "
John Conant, Rutland "
Ryland Fletcher, Windsor "
D. 31. Camp, Orleans
Austin Fuller, Franklin "
J. P. Miller, ) ,,r . . ,
James Dean, Chittenden "
Tillon Eastman, )
Belcher Salisbury, ) ran5e
R. T. Robinson, ) nr ..
O. J. Ells, Addlson
R C. Benton, j Ca!edonia
James Milhgan, )
Daniel Dodge, Lamoille "
For Board of Managers.
D. Roberts, Jr., Bennington County.
E. W. Granger, Orange "
JoellBattcy. J AdJ
Lalmn Sjier, )
C. D. Noble, Windsor
C. Grant, ) ... , ..
A. Beecher, Clllttei
Seymour Eggleston, ) p y;n
Lawrence Brainerd, )
Daniel Bates, Orleans "
Josiah Morse, Caladonia "
ErastusParher, ) w i .
n e; Washington "
O. S. Murray, Rutland "
For Corresponding Secretary,
E. D. Barber.
For Treasurer, J. F. Haskell.
For Auditor, Chauncey Cook.
For Rec. Secretary, M. D. Gordon.
On motion :
Resolved, that a Committee of one from each
County be appointed to make inquiry, and report
the number ol Anti-Slavery Societies, Male and
Female, in their several Counties the number of
members of each, the name of their President,
Secretary, and Treasurer, to be published in the
next Annual Report, and the following individ
uals were appointed that Committee :
Uriah Edgerton, Bennington County; Oscar L.
Shafter, Windham Co.; J. Holcomb, Rutland ;
Horace Onion, Windsor; D. M. Camp, Orleans;
E. L. Jones, Franklin ; C. L. Knapp, Washing
ton ; James Mitchell, Chittenden ; E. W. Gran
ger, Orange : B. F. Haskell, Addison; James
Milligan, Caledonia'; Francis Wilder, Lamoille.
On motion :
Resolved, That it is the duty of Abolitionists,
so far as they are able, to sustain the periodicals
devoted to their cause, and in a particular manner
the Voice of Freedom.
The Business Committee made the following
report on "Political Action:"
Resovcd, That as Abolitionists, we ' carefully a
void all alliance with cither of the political parties
of the day; but in the exercise of the elective
franchise, we will support those candidates, with
out regard to party distinctions, who will promote
the cause of immediate emancipation ; and if no
such candidates are nominated by either of the
political parties, we will give our votes to good
men not on either of the regular tickets.
Whereas the Hon. Henry Clay, in his recent
speech in the United States Senate, has charac
terised the "ultra abolitionists" of the country,
as persons "who are resolved to persevere in
the pursuit of their object at all hazards, and
without regard to any consequences, however
calamitous they may be ; and that with them
the rights of property are nothing the deficien
cy of the powers of the General Government
is nothing civil war, the dissolution of the
Union, and the overthrow of a government in
which are concentrated the proudest hopes of
the civilized world are nothing ;" and whereas
we consider ourselves as "ultra" as any aboli
tionists in the United States, therefore
Resolved, That the foregoing extract contains
allegations which are contradicted by all our dec
larations, and all our measures as a body, or as
individuals, and are gross and infamous slanders
upon our character, which we cast back with in
dignation upon the senatorial libeller.
Resolved, That if, in the language of Mr Clay,
it is the first duty of Congress, in its legislation
over the District of Columbia, to make theDistrict
"available, comfortable and convenient as a scat
of government of the whole Union," still we deny
that any spot can be an "available, comfortable or
convenient" place for the seat of government,
for a free Republic, founded on the "inalienable
rights" of men, where the representatives of
freemen meet to legislate in favor of human liber
ty, within the bounds of which about one-sixth ol
the population are slaves, and where slave-auctions,
slave-prisons, slave-drivers and slave-ships
exhibit it to the scorn and reproach of civilized
nations, as the greatest slave market in Christen
dom. Resolved, That the clause of the Constitution
which provides that Congress shall "exercise ex
clusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, over
such district as should become by cession of par
ticular states and the acceptance of Congress the
seat of Government of the United States," and
also over "all places" purchased by Congress "for
the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dock
yards, and other needful buildings," was designed
to give Congress the control over "such district"
and such "places," for the benefit of the people of
the United States, and not for the benefit of the
District or other p aces, except so far as their bene
fit is involvedand 1 necessary to the general advan
tage; and that Congress is, therefore, bound to
consult the advantage and wishes of the majority
of the people of the United States, in .its legisla
tion over the District, instead ot the advantage
or wishes of the people of the District or of par
ticular States.
Resolved, That the doctrine, that for Congress
to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia
would be a breach of good faith to Virginia and
Maryland, "implied" in the cessions qf those
States, is absurd, inasmuch as Congress cannot
be bound by implication, when there is no power
to bind by direct restriction, and inasmuch as the
admission of such a principle would make the
legislation of Congress, over the District, so far
as the wants of the District are concerned, depend
ant on the legislation of Virginia and Maryland,
and would bind Congress not to abolish or estab
lish any institution there until those States had
first done the same.
After an interesting discussion, the foregoing
resolutions were adopted, a single voice dissent
On motion, of R. W. Griswold :
Resolved, That Martin Van Buren, by his sub
scrviency to the South, and especially his pledge
on entering upon the discharge of the duties of
his office, to veto any bill lor the abolition w sla
very in the District of Columbia, for reasons
similar to thoge urged by Henry Clay, is equally
obnoxious to Abolitionists. Adjourned.
Met again at 2 o'clock, P,M, Prayer by Dea
con Bitiffham of Cornwall.
The subject of raising.funds was called up, and
pledges and contributions taken, to the amount o
$1200 to S1300.
No estimate can be formed, from this, of what
may be raised during the year to come. Upwards
of $2000 had been raised for the parent Society at
New York during the past yeaiwand this with a
financial agent in the He'd but a small part of the
time. Judging from present prospects, I shall be
disappointed if the funds are not considerably aug
merited for the year to come, compared with any
former year.
On motion :
Resolved, That we heartily respond to the prop
osition which has been made, to. hold, during the
present year, a national Anti-Slavery Convention
that we recommend to the Executive Committee
of the American Anti-Slavery Society to call such
a Convention, at some convenient time and place,
during the Summer or rail; and that the lvxeC'
utive Committee of this Society be instructed to
appoint delegates to such Convention when called
On motion :
Resolved, That we highly approve the resolu
tions and proceedings ot the Convention ot Con'
gregational churches, recently convened at Ches
ter, in relation to slavery.
liesolved, lhat the Constitution of the society
be so amended that the Treasurer of the Society
shall be, ex-officio, member of the Executive Com
Resoloed, That Charles G. Atherton, a member
of Congress from New Hampshire, by introducing
his gag-resolutions in the House of Kepresenta
tives of the United States, on the 13th of Decern
ber last, has secured for his name a conspicuous
place on the roll of infamy, and that all those
members of Congress from the free States, who
voted for those resolutions, have proved themselves
unworthy the confidence of a free and christian
On motion :
Resolved, That we are as much as ever con
vinced of the great sin of African Colonization,
which was founded in an unholy union of slave
holding and inveterate prejudice against the color
ed American ; and that the recent attempts to re
enlist the sympathies of the North, in favor of its
diabolical schemes, after its wickedness had been
so fully developed,and its utter hypocrisy exposed,
and after its condemnation had been so frequently
and unequivocally pronounced, by all the most in
telligent of that class whose special benefit it pro
fesses to regard, can be viewed in no other light
than a hopeless struggle to sustain a sinking repu
tation, rather than frankly to acknowledge an error
and co-operate with those who had discovered the
fallacy of their scheme and honestly rebuked its
Thanks were voted to the several churches for
the use of their houses.
Ifome stic
The Boundary Troubles. Advices have been re
ceived from Augusta, to Feb. 25th. Mr. Mclntire, the
land agent, and his associates, have been released on their
parole of honor. ThePortland Al'crtiser of the 21st,
says Mr. Rogers, the bearer of Gov. Fairfield's letter to Sir
John Harvey, returned with the three following proposi
tions from the latter :
1st. That the Provincial Land Agent, Mr. McLaughlin,
be released on the same terms that Mr. Mclntire was re
leased. 2n. That the trespasser be given up to be tried by the
British laws.
3d. That the force on the disputed territory be imme
diately withdrawn.
Meanwhile the Legislature of Maine has unanimously
voted an appropriation of $800,000 for defence. Gov.
Fairfield has directed a detachment of 10,000 men to be
made by draft from the several divisions. The troops were
collecting at Augusta on the 25th.
Sir John Harvey demands that Maine should evaduate
the disputed territory, and talks of force in case of refusal.
The authorities of Maine appear to be equally determined
to defend their position, at all hazards.
The Massachusetts Senate, Feb. 26, passed strong reso
lutions 'endering the co-operation of that stale. The House
has doubtless concurred.
The following articles from the Atlas, contain the latest
Correspondence of the Atlas.
Senate Chamber, )
Augusta, February 25, 1S39. J
Tho troops are collecting at the Capitol. They will
march tomorrow or next day. Last evening intelligence
reached us that can be relied upon, that our forces under
the immediate command of the Land Agent pro tern., had
advanced from No. 10 about 40 miles towards Fish river.
We are in a state of painful anxiety to hear from them again
the moment one drop of blood is shed the people will
rush, without waiting for orders, lo the scene of action.
The public mind is wrought up to a great excitement. The
questjon is will Sir John Harvey back out? Maine cannot
and will not. The Legislature of Maine has said by their
Resolves that the honor and interest of the Slate demand
that a sufficient force shall be placed on tile Restook and
St. John to protect our property and defend our rights. If
the general government does not come to the rescue then
we must make a strong appeal to the pairiotism of old Mass
achusetts, and that appeal will not be ineffectual on her
chivalric foiis. Our ship of State has put lo sea with a
noble cargo, may God bless the voyage,
The correspondence of the New York Express,writes
thus from Washington:
Out of the Halls of Congress the most exciting topic of
conversation is the trouble between Maine nnd New Bruns
wick. Mr. McCrate arrived here lajt night with messages
from the Governor of Maine to tho President of the United
Mr. McCrate ha had two interviews with tho Executive
upon tho subject, and the President I believe, thus far, is
non-committal, very properly wishing to await further in
formation, and feeling embarrassed.
Mr. Van Buren will send a messagq to Congress upon the
whole subject on Monday or Tuesday. The Maine Dele
gation had a meeting this morning, received the special
messenger from Maine, and are ready, as far as can be done,
to carry out the wishes of Maine. The President and Cab
inet, as well as the British Minister and all concerned are
sadly puzzled by this movement. The news from Maine
is locked for upon the arrival of tlia mail with intense interest.
In Senate, Wednesday, Feb. (i.
The bill for the armed occupation of Florida, was dis
cussed. PETITIONS, &C.
By Mr. Prentiss: From a number of male citizens' of
Windham, in Vermont; and also the petition of d num
ber of females of the same town, praying for the aboli
tion of slavery and the slave-trade in the District of Co
'lumbia, the prohibition of the slave-trade among the slates,
and that no new stste bo admitted into the Union whose
Constitution tolerates slavery.
Motion to receive was ordered to lay on the tatile.
Mr. Morris said he had severel petitions of the same na
ture, which he had been receiving from time to time,
tho' he had forebornc to present them, because he was un
willing to lake up the time of the Senate at tt period like
the present, when every moment was valuublc. He de
sired, however to place himself in a proper'posilion before
his constituents and before tho world. The manner in
which these petitions were treated, amounted, in fact to
rejection. He had drafted n preamble and several resolu
tions explanatory of his views on the subject, which he
did not ask to have then considered, but lw wished them
printed and laid on the table for the further consideration
of the Senator's.
Mr. Mi then read in effect the following:
The right and privilege of petition is an existing princi
ple, established by the laws of nature in all animate be
ings which are made capable to feel or suffer, and is de
signed to be exercised, not for opposition and resistance, or
for relief only; and this right, when the people peaceably
exercise it for relief or favor from the government, is pla
ced in tho Constitution of the United States, and above
the power of legislative bodies, who cannot controvert the
time when, or tho manner or the matter in and upon which
the people shall petition. But recent events in Congress
in their proceedings on this important subject, have ren
dered it doubtful in many minds, how for that body consid
ers the people justifiable and ought to be heard in the ex
ercise of their rights, and more especially on the subject
of slavery, the slave-trade, and (he abolition of slavery.
And as it is an undoubted truth that on all subjects upon
which legislative bodies can act, petitions may be present
ed; and it seems equally clear that every intelligent human
being who is subject to this action, ought to enjoy the
right of its fullest extent :
Resolved, therefore, lhat as people of the United
States, or certain portions of them, claim to have an inal
ienable right of petition Congress to abolish slavery in the
District of Columbia, to suppress the slave trade therein
and between the different states and territories or between
them and the Republic of Texas, and against the admis
sion ot any new state into mo Union whose constitution
tolerates slavery, in as full, free, and complete a manner
as they can exercise this right on any other subject, it is
therefore expedient that all petitions on the aforesaid sub
jects, or any of them, presented to Congress by any por
tion of the people of the United states, be referred to the
committee on the judiciary, which committee is instructed
to enquire and report to the Senate their opinion on the
following points:
1st. Whether the people of the United States have the
right to petition on any of the subjects mentioned.
2d. Whether Congress can abolish slavery in the Dis
trict of Columbia.
3d. Whether Congress have tho power to abolish slave
ry in the Territories.
4th. Whether Congress have the power to create, intro
duce, ot establish slavery in any territory acquired by the
United States in which slavery did nt exist at the time it
was acquired.
5th. W bother Congress has the power or right to res
train or abridge any of tho constitutional rights of the citi
zens, because the exercise of such right may tend to call
in question the justice and policy of slavery, or to wea'.en
or abolish that system in any of the Stales.
6th. Whether Congress can, directly or indirectly, con
stitutionally restrain or abridge the freedom of speech or
of the press, or tho right of petition.
7. Whether Congress has power to provide for the pro
tection of Ihe persons and property of the citizens of anv
State, from violence and injury being done such citizens
when in another state; but also to protect the citizens of
any state, who think proper, within their own slate, lo
speak, write, print, and publish their opinions against the
moral, political, or religious institutions of another state
from trial and punishment in the state whose institutions
such speaking, writing, printing, and publishing was de
signed to effect.
8. Whether Congress has the power to declare what
shall or shall not be made property by any of the slates.
9. VV helher Congress has tho power to authorize the
sale of slaves as property to discharge a judgment in favor
of the United States.
10. Whether a removal of the seat of Government in
to a state in which slavery does not exist would not b ex
pedient, consistent with sound policy, and promote the
quiet and safety of the country.
Kesolved, further, lhat as Congress has no power over
the persons of slaves as property in anv state, or the sub
ject of slavery therein, a recession of the District of Co
lumbia to the states of Virginia and Marvland ou"ht to bo
made to prevent the exercise of such power in the te.i
miles square.
Resolved further, That it belongs exclusively to tho
states of this Union to provide lhat a person who may be
held to service or labor in one state, under the laws there
of, and who shall escape into another state, shall be deliv
ered up by such slate to the party to whom such service
may be due, and that the states, as parlies to the compact
of Union, are in good faith bound to make such provision.
Kesolved, further, lhat Congress has not the power to
authorize or permit a person to take into, or hold as prop
erty in anv state, that which tho constitution and laws of
such state declare shall uot be held as property therein;
but the citizens of such state ought lo be protected in the
several states, in the enjoyment of all privilcies and immu
nities that citizens of the state are entitled to, and to none
Resolved, further, That it would be expedient and prop
er for Congress -to ascertain the number of slaves in the
District of Columbia, the extent of the slnvetrado carried
on within and from the District; whether such slaves are
purchased in the District, or brought within the same from
ho states for exportation; and how inanv have been ta ;cn
from the District, within the last two years, for tale, and
to what market they were ta'-.en, whether within or with
out the United stales.
Mr. Hubbard was totally opposed to the consideration of
any such resolutions, or touching the subject in any man
ner in that body. ilesolulions of a cor dilatory character
had been introduced in the other branch by a rcprccnta-
ive from his own state (.cw Hampshire,) vet no individ
ual had been more abused than ho had been, though Mr. H.
was pursuaded that he had uttered the sentiment of nine
tenths of the peoplo of the stale. As long as ho had been
n the senate, he had even mado it a matter of policy as
well as duty to let the matter alone: to give it no counte
nance whatever in the Senate.
Mr. Clay, of Alabama, rose to m':c a question of order
on the reception.
1 he Chair was understood to say that the rule was im
perative; that the Senator had on undoubted right to pro-
sent, and lay on the table for consideration, any resolution,
and when it came up, as a matter of course, the Sena'e
miht act as it should deem fit.
Mr. Clay, of Alabama, would as';-. Suppose a fsemtor
presented libelous mutter, did the Chair contend that i!
might not be rejected on the spot?
llio Uhair said tha right woj undoubted under t:io rule.
If thorule was wrong, the Chair was not to blaino.
Mr. Foster asked if ho was to ba understood lhat the
Senate had not the light, to protect itself from the reception
of improper communications? If so, it was very strange
to him. He was a novice in such matters, he aJinitlel;
but he was of opinion that it had the right.
Mr. Mori is withdrew the motion to print, and the reso
lutions lie over under the rule.
In Senate, Tuesday, Ve'.u 7.
Mr Clav presented a memorial from the District i f Co
lumbia, against the nholition of Slavery, and addressed
the Senate at length, in Bupport of the memorial.
In the House.
Discussion had on tbe sale of Public Lands, and Army
Appropriation bill. 4
In SeNATB, Friday, Feb. 8.
Mr Clay of Alabama, said there was 11 resolution offered
yesterday on which he asked thequcstion of consideration.
He alluded to the resolution offered by the Senator from
Ohio; not that he wished it considered, for he hoped it
never would ha, but he desired the sense; of the Semite on
the question af consideration.
The Chair stated that the rssolutiori having bn nn
day before the Senate, it would come up as a matter ' of
Mr Morris regretted that it had been called up, lie did
not desire immediate' action., lit) would therefore, move
tt postpone, it unfi) to-morrow, and. that it be printed.
Mr Calhoun, was understood to say that it was in the
power of any Senator to demand the question. ,The rea
son why the present rule was in force was, that formerly
resolutions were passed without any body taking notice,
and that it had. been adopteo to prevent such a course. It
was like giving notice of the introduction of a bill, and,
like that, was just as much open far Consideration.
Sir Clay of Alabama demanded the question of consider
ation. Mr Morris inquired if there was anv rule which could
prevent its being debated.
The Chair m:ido an explanation, inaudible to the report
er. .Mr Norvo'.l moved to lay the motion to consider on the,
table, and, on that question, he would ask the, yea's and
nays. Ii must ba apparent to every Sonator that'the prints
introduced in the resolution would lead, to an unorofitablo
as well as endless discussion.
Mr Buchanan nppealad to the, courtesy of the Senator
from Michigan to withdraw his motion for a moment.
Mr Norvell assented, oil, tli, ground lhat the Senator
from Pennsylvania would repw it himself when he had
Mr. Buchanan said he, desired to say but one word to jus
tify himself for the. Vote he was about to give. He should
record his narae. against the proposition. He presumed the
whole of his past Course wou'd sufficiently show that he
was not friendly to the views of the abolitionists, but fair
play was a jewel. ' The Senator from Ohio had a right to
be beard: and he desired to give him an opportunity of re
plying to the remarks of yesterday; after which he hoped
there would be an end of the matter.
Air Hubbard applauded the course taken by the Senator,
f.om Michigan. There was no unfair play in the matter.
The Senator from Ohio had the same rights as any other
Senator, and could reach his object by presenting a memo-'
rial and giving his views, as the Senator from Kentucky
had done. Ho was totally opposed to the consideration of
the resolution, and hoped the question of consideration,
would be taken and decided in the negative, and put an
end to the whole matter.
Mr Morris was very deeply indebted to the Senaor from
New Harnpshiie for stf much valuable information, lie
fhonght he ought to thank him in the name of his constitu
ents for letting him know that he had "the same rights as
any other Senator;" but he did not desire to bow to any
dictatorial mandate. The events of yesterday ought to ba
written in characters of fire; they were written indelibly
on his mind. When thousands upon thousands were1
knocking at the door of Congress, were they to be told
they had ho right to be heard but by tho courtesy of the'
Senate? Such doctrines might become the autocrat of Rus
sia, but he believed they would dethrone any tyrant in Eu
rope. He had looked with pain and regret on all these
proceedings. The displays of yesterday called aloud for.
action. There were twelve hundred millions of slave pro
perty in the South, and six hundred millions in the North,
of bank capital, united to ruin this country.
Mr Clay of Ala. here rose to a question of order.
Mr Morris said he would like to know how he was ou
of order. Were tho words used out of order?
The Chair mado an explanation ruling Mr M. out of or
der. Mr Morris said he should lake his seat, and to-morrow
he hoped to have u little more strength when he should
say a great deal more.
Tho question was taken on Mr Norvell's motion, and de
cided in the affirmative, as follows:
Yeas Messrs. Allen, Benton, Brown, Calhoun, Clay of
Ala., Foster, Fulton, Hubbard, King, Linn, Lumpkin,
Merrick, Mouton, Nicholas, Norvell, Pierce, Preston,
Roane, Sevier, Smith of Ct., Spence, White 22.
Nays Messrs. Bayard, Buchanan, Clay of Ivy., Clay
ton, Crittenden, Lavis, Mclvean, Morris, Nilcs, Prentiss,
Robbins, Robinson, Ruggles, Smith of la., Southard,
Smith, Tallmadge, Wall, Williams of Maine, Young 20f
In the House.
Tho day Was occupied with the business relating to pub
lic, lands, nnd on private bills.
In Senate, Saturday, Feb. 9.
Mr Morris presented numerous petitions from inhabitant
of Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, aijd Michigan, in rela
tion to the abolition of slavery.
Mr Morris addressed the Senate at length on this subject,
giving his views of the right of petition, fic. He movml
their reference to the Committee on the Judiciary. The
motion lo receive was ordered to lie on the table.
In the House.
Further discussions were held oa the public lands, and
on sundry private bills.
Reported fir the Boston Patriot & Daily Advertiser. J
Monday, February 25, 183:). "
At market 425 Beef Cattle, 10 yoke. Working Oxen,
15 Cows and Calves 1375 Sheep, and n,o Sw ine.
Piucts. Beef C'ntlic. Owing to tde, large' quantity
at marke, and the bad state of the weather, prices of last
week were not sustained. First quality, $8 to $S25;
second quality, $7 to $7 DO ; third quajity $6 50 tO 7.
Working Oxen.- One yoke sold for $'JL10,
Cott's and Calves. 30, 35, 40, and
Sheep. ?3,75, $4, $4,30 to $5. Another lot from E.
Phinney's farm, similar to the lot reported last week, for
6,50. Five beautiful cosset wethers f;om Princeton,
Mass. were offered for 2t) each; $25 were offered, but
In Wheclock, by Rev. John Davis, Ilollis Heath, Esj.
to Miss Sally Cochran.
At North Danville, on4he 14th inst. by Rev. S. Keller,
Mr. Jacob S. Stanton to Miss Laura Green. "
In D.mvillc, on the 18th inst. by Rev. S. Kellcy, Mr.
Ilimry II. Hidden, of Craflsbury, to Miss Mary Jane West.
In Morrisville, Jan. 26", Mrs. Letticc Ann Mavo, wife of
F.dwa-d L. Mayo, Esq. and daughter of E.ijih and Orpha
Hulden of Barro, aged 25 years.
At Wells River, 22d inst. Jane Eliza, only child of Hi
ram Tracy, Esq., aged 15 months.
F superior quality, and extras'wed Caldrons, suit
able to set in Arches, for sale by the Brandon Iron
Co., at the Foundry, and by their Agent, Zenas Wood,
at Montpelier. Also, CORN SHELLERS; IMPROVED
riety of STOVES. Including the Improved "Coiiant Pa
tent," which is believed to be superior to any of the mod
ern stoves with small fire arches, '
Sheet Iron, elevated ovens will he furnished both at
Bi-nmlon and
Montnalicr for Ihe Conant Phtent, Rotary,
ook, which, with the Cast Iron Oven attached
At Vermont lyoo't
to eah of these Stoves, renders them the most desirable
Coo' ing Stoves now in the market.
The cost of the corn sholler will be saved in labor by
orjinary farmers in two seasons, besides the saving of room
thov a ford in getting out corn.
B.aiulon, Jan. 1839. 3 tf
IVcw Arrangement!
PPpIin Subscriber having taken as partner his son, WIL--ii.
LI.VM P. IHDGER, in the business heretofore con
ducted bv liiuiK''f, the business will hereafter bedor,fi un
dar the tir.n of j. E. BAD. 5 Eli & SON.
Muj ,'e,; Tub. 7, tS3!. " 6:tf
Dealers in
Gloves, Hosiery, &c, &c, would return their
thanks to the oilizons of Montpelier and vicinity for their
liberal patronage heretofore extended to their establishment
and solicit a continunnce of the same.
N. B. Merchants supplied with H'i of 11 kinds at city
wholesale prices. '
Februvy 7, 1830. .1 ! . .tf

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